We are in October, and this is my first post of the year! Where has the time gone?! This year has been one of stretching and growing. Every year, I feel like I go through a period of growth and in my mind, I’m thinking, “Okay, this is it; this has got to be the […]
For most of my life, I have had an interesting relationship with being the \”bad guy\” in people\’s stories. On the one hand, I genuinely don\’t enjoy hurting people, so I often allow myself to be painted as the \”bad guy\” (i.e. taking all the blame) when I have issues/disputes/misunderstandings with people. On the other
When I first learned to drive, I had a \”near-miss\” incident at a roundabout that terrified me. I was alone in my car on a Saturday morning. When I got to the roundabout, I did the usual and stopped to give way to traffic from my right. When the road was sufficiently clear, I moved
People always talk about having support systems and their importance; I 100% agree and support this. However, when you are an introvert who struggles with anxiety and is an international student, building a network can be challenging. When I started my Ph.D., I thought I would be the girl with many friends and a diverse
I think one of the things I find interesting about any postgraduate degree, specifically a Ph.D., is that it generally takes place when you are an adult who is trying to balance life. I didn\’t fully start to take care of myself until I started my Ph.D., and so the experience for me has been
This year was particularly difficult for me. It\’s funny because looking, at this time last year I was at the beginning of my downward spiral. At the time though, I thought I had hit rock bottom, I didn\’t realise it was just the beginning. LOL As the year is slowly coming
Whether you refer to your inner compass as intuition or the Holy Spirit doesn\’t change the fact that there is something on your inside that tells you what to do and tells you when you are on the right side of things.
I\’ll say it takes a certain kind of person to do a PhD, but it\’s always worth it one way or the other. It is hard work but it\’s also rewarding. If I could go back in time would I still do it? Yup, I would. The PhD life is one of intense emotions and ups and downs. It isn\’t for everyone and that\’s okay, but it is an interesting path to walk.